Sunday, 9 September 2012

#130 Under 18s theme

I'm trying so hard to get back into the swing of things so here is my first card for quite a number of weeks. The other cards that have been posted have all been scheduled for quite a while. The theme for this One Stitch at a Time challenge is Under 18s theme and I have the image of Fae1 by Pookie over at Stitchybear Digital Stamps Shop. I'm not sure that I've met this challenge theme myself but my brain is taking time to recover!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Craft World - check out the challenge blog for the prize structure.

I used a large scalloped card blank by Craft UK. The patterned paper is by Dovecraft. I used my Spellbinders nesties to cut out the image and the green pearlescent card. The doily is cut with a Cheery Lynn die. The green paper and pearlescent card are from Papermill. I used silver paper, from a Secret Santa gift, as a background to the green shapes and that was also cut with a nestie. The green flowers I've had for ages, from Create and Craft I think, and the pearl centres are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I coloured Fae with Promarkers and glittered the wings with two shades of Stickles. They look really pretty.

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - Myth or Magic
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything with Wings
Emerald Faeries - Use a Doily
Deep Ocean Challenge - Things with Wings
Oldie but a Goodie - 1 image, two papers, 3 flowers - the flowers I have had for YEARS!
Papertake Weekly  - Anything Goes

I've had an awful week. Maybe I'm expecting too much too soon when I'm attempting to catch up with cards and challenges. I'll do my best to comment on your lovely entries but if I fall behind I'm sure you'll understand why. My love and thanks for all your lovely comments.


  1. This card is lovely Hazel.

    Don't beat yourself up I've never been able to return to quilting since the sudden death of my husband three and a half years ago. Give yourself time, time heals but we never forget.

    Love jacqui xxx

  2. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  3. Hi Hazel,

    Big hugs to you my friend. I know Eric was obviously such a massive part of your life it is only natural that you feel lost at the moment. I am sure it will take time for you to settle into this new phase of your life, I truly hope that the immersive nature of crafting will help you.

    This is a lovely card, that Cheery Lynn die cuts so perfectly and the stickled wings are beautiful.

    Lots and lots of love and mahoosive hugs Mandy xxx

  4. It's great to see you 'back' with us, and of course, we understand that you might not be up to doing everything as before!

    This is a lovely card - and as for fitting the challenge -- of course it does. It would definitely be suitable for an under-eighteen! (Or many, many over eighteens too.)

    Love the sparkly wings and the design you chose.

  5. Hazel, your card is gorgeous. Just do things in your own time my friend and we will be delighted to see you in Blogland when you feel up to it. I'm sure Eric would be rather pleased to see you making your beloved cards again too. Comforting Hugs Rita xx

  6. So glad to see you back Hazel. As Rita says, I am sure Eric would be pleased to see you cardmaking again as he was your biggest fan. Gorgeous greens in this card with the sweetest image. Michelle x

  7. This is a wonderful card! It's wonderful to see you posting again... take your time and do what feels right for you. Big cyber hug! Vicky xo

  8. Hazel, I'm so sorry for your loss! I hope you can find comfort in your memories... This wonderful hobby of ours can be therapeutic so take your time and do what's right for you. Your card is adorable! Love the green and that gorgeous doily! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Myth and Magic"!

  9. Ah Hazel, its lovely to see you back. What a sweet card you have made.

    Please dont be hard on yourself with getting things done. Just you take your time and go at the pace that you feel comfy with, Sending you lots of love Hazelxox

  10. Beautiful card! Love your coloring! So earthy :) Thanks for playing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! I hope to see you again next week!!

    - Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  11. Welcome back Hazel! I have been thinking of you. What a lovely card and great take on the theme. Judy x

  12. Welcome back Hazel!!! We have missed you a bunch. Your card is just lovely.


    CraftyGirl Your Sister OAAST DT

  13. Hazel it is going to take some time for you and you shouldn't feel you have to do things. I have been thinking of you lately and wondering if you were keeping well. Sending you a hug and do things when your ready to. We will all be hear when you are.
    This is a super card and love the greens and it's been great to hear from you again. Take care
    x catherine

  14. Me again with another hat :D Totally love the layout of this card.

    Don’t forget to had GDT after your name if you want to be a Guest designer in an upcoming challenge! Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  15. Adorable....Thanks for sharing with us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner...joann sassy raggedy

  16. Great card, love the colours & layout!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Emerald Faeries, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  17. This is so pretty - what gorgeous papers and . Green is a favourite of minei love the colours
    Thanks for joining us at OBAG this fortnight
    Lisa x